@support I have exactly the same issues. It seems playback from Roon with Bluesound WiFi devices is very problematic.
I did the following test:I have tried to stream music from TIDAL directly with the BlueOS app and compared with the same song I picked of the same album that I have also ripped in Roon:
- I played a specific song from TIDAL in BlueOS and streaming was OK (I am streaming in Hi Res from Tidal)
- I tried to play the same song from my library in Roon and it simply wouldn’t play. I had to keep trying for several minutes to start streaming from Roon.
Conclusion: It seems that streaming from Roon has an issue with Bluesound players, whether this is streaming local files or even from Tidal. When I play Tidal directly from BlueOS directly on the player, there doesn’t seem to be any issues. I get the message in Roon “An audio file is loading slowly. This may indicate a performance or hardware problem”.
A further observation I have made with Roon and Bluesound players is that this difficulty with playing various songs happens only in the beginning, when you I play the first song. Once Roon manages to play the first song all next songs in the queue play correctly without issues, or at least very rarely. If you “disrupt” the played queue by skipping a song in the Roon interface or start a song form the beginning, I get the same issue most of the time.